UFC Middleweight Rankings

FAQ & Rankings Criteria

Men’s Weight Classes
Flyweight (125)Bantamweight (135)Featherweight (145)Lightweight (155)Welterweight (170) – Middleweight (185) – Light Heavyweight (205)Heavyweight (265)
Women’s Weight Classes
Women’s Strawweight (115)Women’s Bantamweight (135)

#  FighterLast 3 FightsNext Fight
01Michael Bisping
30-7 (20-7 UFC)
W-Dan Henderson (DEC)
W-Luke Rockhold (KO)
W-Anderson Silva (DEC)
02Yoel Romero
12-1 (8-0 UFC)
W-Chris Weidman (KO)
W-Ronaldo Souza (DEC)
W-Lyoto Machida (KO)
03Luke Rockhold
15-3 (5-2 UFC)
L-Michael Bisping (KO)
W-Chris Weidman (TKO)
W-Lyoto Machida (SUB)
04Ronaldo Souza
23-4 (6-1 UFC)
W-Vitor Belfort (TKO)
L-Yoel Romero (DEC)
W-Chris Camozzi (SUB)
Tim Boetsch
05Chris Weidman
13-2 (9-2 UFC)
L-Yoel Romero (KO)
L-Luke Rockhold (TKO)
W-Vitor Belfort (TKO)
06Gegard Mousasi
41-6-2 (8-3 UFC)
W-Uriah Hall (TKO)
W-Vitor Belfort (TKO)
W-Thiago Santos (TKO)
07Robert Whittaker
17-4 (8-2 UFC)
W-Derek Brunson (TKO)
W-Rafael Natal (DEC)
W-Uriah Hall (DEC)
08Kelvin Gastelum
13-2 (8-2 UFC)
W-Tim Kennedy (TKO)
W-Johny Hendricks (DEC)
L-Neil Magny (DEC)
Vitor Belfort
09Anderson Silva
33-8 (16-4 UFC)
L-Daniel Cormier (DEC)
L-Michael Bisping (DEC)
NC-Nick Diaz (NC)
10Vitor Belfort
25-13 (14-9 UFC)
L-Gegard Mousasi (TKO)
L-Ronaldo Souza (TKO)
W-Dan Henderson (KO)
Kelvin Gastelum
11Tim Kennedy
18-6 (3-2 UFC)
L-Kelvin Gastelum (TKO)
L-Yoel Romero (TKO)
W-Michael Bisping (DEC)
12Derek Brunson
16-4 (7-2 UFC)
L-Robert Whittaker (TKO)
W-Uriah Hall (TKO)
W-Roan Carneiro (KO)
13Krzysztof Jotko
19-1 (6-1 UFC)
W-Thales Leites (DEC)
W-Tamdan McCrory (KO)
W-Bradley Scott (DEC)
14Thales Leites
26-7 (11-6 UFC)
L-Krzysztof Jotko (DEC)
W-Chris Camozzi (SUB)
L-Gegard Mousasi (DEC)
15Tim Boetsch
20-10 (11-9 UFC)
W-Rafael Natal (KO)
W-Josh Samman (TKO)
L-Ed Herman (KO)
Ronaldo Souza
16Uriah Hall
11-8 (4-6 UFC)
L-Gegard Mousasi (TKO)
L-Derek Brunson (TKO)
L-Robert Whittaker (DEC)
17Hector Lombard
34-6-1 (3-4 UFC)
L-Dan Henderson (KO)
L-Neil Magny (TKO)
NC-Josh Burkman (NC)
18Brad Tavares
14-4 (9-4 UFC)
W-Caio Magalhaes (DEC)
L-Robert Whittaker (KO)
W-Nate Marquardt (DEC)
19Eric Spicely
9-1 (1-1 UFC)
W-Thiago Santos (SUB)
L-Sam Alvey (SUB)
L-Andrew Sanchez (KO)
Alessio di Chirico
20Thiago Santos
13-5 (5-4 UFC)
L-Eric Spicely (SUB)
L-Gegard Mousasi (TKO)
W-Nate Marquardt (KO)
Jack Marshman
21Nate Marquardt
35-16-2 (13-9 UFC)
W-Tamdan McCrory (KO)
L-Thiago Santos (KO)
W-C.B. Dollaway (KO)
Sam Alvey
22C.B. Dollaway
15-8 (9-8 UFC)
L-Nate Marquardt (KO)
L-Michael Bisping (DEC)
L-Lyoto Machida (TKO)
23Elias Theodorou
12-1 (4-1 UFC)
W-Sam Alvey (DEC)
L-Thiago Santos (DEC)
W-Roger Narvaez (TKO)
Cezar Ferreira
24Sam Alvey
29-8 (6-3 UFC)
W-Alex Nicholson (DEC)
W-Kevin Casey (TKO)
W-Eric Spicely (SUB)
Nate Marquardt
25Rafael Natal
20-8-1 (8-6-1 UFC)
L-Tim Boetsch (KO)
L-Robert Whittaker (DEC)
W-Kevin Casey (TKO)
26Cezar Ferreira
11-5 (7-3 UFC)
W-Jack Hermansson (SUB)
W-Anthony Smith (DEC)
W-Oluwale Bamgbose (DEC)
Elias Theodorou
27Daniel Kelly
12-1 (5-1 UFC)
W-Chris Camozzi (DEC)
W-Antonio Carlos Junior (TKO)
W-Steve Montgomery (DEC)
28Chris Camozzi
24-12 (9-9 UFC)
L-Daniel Kelly (DEC)
L-Thales Leites (SUB)
W-Vitor Miranda (DEC)
29Antonio Carlos Junior
7-2 (4-2 UFC)
W-Martin Vettori (DEC)
W-Leonardo Guimaraes (SUB)
L-Daniel Kelly (TKO)
30Andrew Sanchez
9-2 (2-0 UFC)
W-Trevor Smith (DEC)
W-Khalil Rountree (DEC)
W-Eric Spicely (KO)
31Vitor Miranda
12-5 (3-2 UFC)
L-Chris Camozzi (DEC)
W-Marcelo Guimaraes (TKO)
W-Clint Hester (TKO)
32Trevor Smith
14-7 (4-4 UFC)
L-Andrew Sanchez (DEC)
W-Joe Gigliotti (DEC)
W-Dan Miller (DEC)
33Anthony Smith
26-12 (2-2)
W-Elvis Mutapcic (TKO)
L-Cezar Ferreira (DEC)
W-Leonardo Guimaraes (DEC)
34Jack Marshman
21-5 (1-0 UFC)
W-Magnus Cedenblad (TKO)
W-Christopher Jacquelin (TKO)
W-Ali Arish (SUB)
Thiago Santos
35Magnus Cedenblad
14-5 (4-2 UFC)
L-Jack Marshman (TKO)
W-Garreth McLellan (TKO)
W-Scott Askham (DEC)
36Dongi Yang
13-3 (2-3 UFC)
W-Jake Collier (TKO)
W-Dennis Hallman (TKO)
W-Jae Young Kim (TKO)
37Alex Nicholson
7-3 (1-2 UFC)
L-Sam Alvey (DEC)
W-Devin Clark (KO)
L-Misha Cirkunov (SUB)
38Jack Hermansson
14-3 (1-1 UFC)
L-Cezar Ferreira (SUB)
W-Scott Askham (DEC)
W-Ireneusz Cholewa (TKO)
39Scott Askham
14-3 (2-3 UFC)
L-Jack Hermansson (DEC)
W-Chris Dempsey (TKO)
L-Krzysztof Jotko (DEC)
Bradley Scott
40Gerald Meerschaert
25-8 (1-0 UFC)
W-Joe Gigliotti (SUB)
W-Chase Waldon (SUB)
W-Sidney Wheeler (SUB)
41Jake Collier
10-3 (2-2 UFC)
W-Alberto Uda (KO)
L-Dongi Yang (TKO)
W-Ricardo Abreu (DEC)
42Bradley Scott
10-4 (2-3 UFC)
L-Krzysztof Jotko (DEC)
W-Dylan Andrews (SUB)
L-Claudio Silva (DEC)
Scott Askham
43Martin Vettori
11-3 (1-1 UFC)
L-Antonio Carlos Junior (DEC)
W-Alberto Uda (SUB)
W-Igor Araujo (SUB)
44Oluwale Bamgbose
6-2 (1-2 UFC)
L-Cezar Ferreira (DEC)
W-Daniel Sarafian (KO)
L-Uriah Hall (TKO)
Tom Breese
45Elvis Mutapcic
15-5-1 (0-2-1 UFC)
L-Anthony Smith (TKO)
D-Kevin Casey (DEC)
L-Francimar Barroso (DEC)
46Alessio di Chirico
10-1 (1-1 UFC)
W-Gareth McLellan (DEC)
L-Bojan Velickovic (DEC)
W-Andrzej Grzebyk (DEC)
Eric Spicely
47Ryan Janes
9-1 (1-0 UFC)
W-Keith Berish (DEC)
W-Brendan Kornberger (SUB)
W-David Perron (SUB)
48Garreth McLellan
13-5 (1-3 UFC)
L-Alessio Di Chirico (DEC)
L-Magnus Cedenblad (TKO)
W-Bubba Bush (KO)
49Joe Gigliotti
7-2 (0-2 UFC)
L-Gerald Meerschaert (SUB)
L-Trevor Smith (DEC)
W-John Poppie (SUB)
50Keith Berish
5-1 (0-1 UFC)
L-Ryan Janes (DEC)
NC-Robert Drysdale (NC)
W-Ariel Sepulveda (SUB)
51Marcelo Guimaraes
9-2-1 (2-2 UFC)
L-Vitor Miranda (TKO)
W-Andy Enz (DEC)
L-Hyun Gyu Lim (KO)
Ineligible for Rankings
*Lyoto Machida
22-7 (14-7 UFC)
L-Yoel Romero (KO)
L-Luke Rockhold (SUB)
W-C.B. Dollaway (TKO)
*Antonio Braga Neto
9-2 (1-1 UFC)
L-Clint Hester (DEC)
W-Anthony Smith (SUB)
W-Brock Larson (SUB)
Inactivity over 18 months
*Ricardo Abreu
5-1 (1-1 UFC)
L-Jake Collier (DEC)
W-Wagner Silva (SUB)
L-Marcio Alexandre (DEC)
*Tom Breese
10-1 (3-1 UFC)
L-Sean Strickland (DEC)
W-Keita Nakamura (DEC)
W-Cathal Pendred (TKO)
Oluwale Bamgbose
*Adam Hunter
7-1 (0-0 UFC)
W-Chris Dempsey (KO)
W-Bruno Lurette (TKO)
W-Alderic Keith (TKO)
2016 UFC Signings:
Gerald Meerschaert
Jack Marshman
Joe Gigliotti
Adam Hunter
Ryan Janes
Eric Spicely
Jack Hermansson
Devin Clark
Alberto Pereira Uda
Alessio di Chirico
Bojan Velickovic
2016 UFC Cuts:
Tamdan McCrory
Kevin Casey
Leonardo Guimaraes
Alberto Uda
Dan Henderson (retired)
Josh Samman (deceased)
Chris Dempsey
Joe Riggs
Daniel Sarafian


    i have stann at 5 and bisping at 10,and stann wins,probably by knockout,but hey we’ll see. and has vitor really moved to LHW? or is his fight with jones just a one off? and i’m gunna wait till sonnen actually fights at LHW before i rank him as one.

    • admin

      I think Stann is a solid pick in this fight, but Bisping’s underrated wrestling may be the difference maker. As for Belfort, I agree with you, he is probably moving back to middleweight should he lose.

  • dWd

    Well i was wrong about Stann and Bisping,Bisping fought smart and got the win.I agree with you putting him as No.1 contender,but i think there’s little chance of him points fighting his way to victory over Silva.As far as my rankings go,i’m moving Stann down rather than Bisping up.

    • admin

      It’s still tough ranking Bisping ahead of Weidman, but Weidman is lacking overall experience against the elite of the division. We know what we have with Bisping, a well-rounded fighter that has been able to hold his own against everyone not named Dan Henderson.

      Stann’s ground game is still holding him back and likely always will. All of his recent losses (Bisping, Sonnen, Davis, Soszynski) were attributed to him being taken down to the ground. Stann hits like a truck, but he can’t do that from his back.

      Anderson Silva vs. Bisping does not bode well for “The Count,” but he deserves his shot more so than some other former title challengers (Leites, Cote, Maia). Bisping has fought 17 times for the UFC since TUF 3. He has basically carried the flag for England’s MMA scene over the last 5 years. Plus, Silva vs. Bisping will create a lot more hype rather than Silva vs. Weidman. Sure, Weidman has the better chance of beating Silva, but Weidman is also just a few fights into his UFC career. This might be Bisping’s best and only shot at fighting for a title.

      • dWd

        Bisping is no chance if were being honest. Weidman needs clear win over Tim Boetsch now to pressure Dana to put him ahead of Bisping.

        • admin

          Yes, you are correct on both points. I wouldn’t mind seeing Bisping vs. Franklin in the meantime. People are sleeping on Franklin due to his age and inactivity, but the guy has more than held his own at MW. Bisping/Franklin could probably headline a European fight card. Of course this is all dependent on Franklin beating Cung Le next month.

  • dWd

    Vitor Belfort should be No2,right?

  • Jerry Clark

    Shoulb be Bisping Vs Weidmen and winnner should get
    title shot.

  • admin

    I do count it as a loss, but look at what was happening before the illegal shots were landed. Cote was rocked by Sakara’s big elbows and would have likely been finished had Sakara landed some legal blows.

    I want you to look back at Erick Silva vs. Carlo Prater before thinking I am crazy for the new rankings. Did you have Prater ranked above Silva after the DQ? I don’t think anyone did because Silva was surely going to win the fight had he not been disqualified. It is the same exact situation here with Cote-Sakara.

  • rankingmma


  • Joe
    • rankingmma

      Thank you for the link and update. The change has been made.

  • Marcelo Menezes

    I wanna see Francis Carmont x Ronaldo Souza

    • Marcelo Menezes

      Thanks UFC!!!

      • D.C. Ross

        Agreed, thanks to the UFC and all of the fighters that give up time with their families to entertain us.

        • Andrew Craig

          Carmont entertains you?

  • Mr.Snrub

    CM Punk is gonna die in the Octagon isn’t he?

  • A.K johnson

    He killed by marshman

  • Patrick Johnson

    I think your tuff 23 winner will rise in this chart after his next fight. He is your #31 but already beat your # 19. That kid is tough/tuff/tough! He seems to get better every fight.

    • D.C. Ross

      Sanchez has looked real good. All he needs is a step up in competition to prove he belongs amongst the elite. He does have that win over Spicely, but that was prior to Spicely upsetting Thiago Santos. Thank you for your insight.